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Bike Route: Wind power played a large part

I headed into the North York Moors for this week’s ride and took on one of the toughest loops I’ve ever undertaken for this column.

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Potholes could lead the deaths of cyclists if not repaired.

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.
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Ed Clancy is back on the gold trail.

Ed Clancy sets sights on more golden moments

Yorkshire’s most decorated Olympian made a successful return to the track at the weekend, but was quick to shift his focus – and that of his team – towards the serious matter of next Spring’s world championships.

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Yorkshire rules: Great Britain's Ollie Wood (left) and Ed Clancy (right) celebrate winning the Mens Team Pursuit at the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, Manchester. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Team pursuit squad has work to do for worlds - Clancy

Ed Clancy’s long-awaited return to track racing brought a familiar golden feeling in the men’s team pursuit at the Track World Cup in Manchester, but the three-time Olympic champion is already planning ways to get better.

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Great Britain's Katie Archibald leads Neah Evans, Emily Nelson and Elinor Barker on their way to winning the Women's Team Pursuit. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA

Track World Cup: Barker and Archibald enjoy track gold rush

Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker collected their second gold medals of the weekend by helping Great Britain to a comfortable victory in the women’s team pursuit at the Track World Cup in Manchester.

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The River Aire winds it's way out of Skipton towards Gargrave.

Bike Route: Some old haunts off beaten track

I broke with tradition this week and instead of my usual looped rides, I took a more linear route which took me in a north easterly direction from Keighley to Settle.

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Great Britain team pursuit riders: Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Oliver Wood and Kian Emadi.

Amateur team chase unlikely medal in Manchester

Team KGF’s rags-to-riches story continued at the Track World Cup on Friday night as the amateur squad qualified for the bronze medal race in the men’s team pursuit.

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Great Britain's Ollie Wood. Picture: Adam Davy/PA.

Ollie Wood sets off in in pursuit of fulfilling his Tokyo dream

For years now, Yorkshire has been able to boast one of the greatest team pursuit cyclists in the history of the discipline – Ed Clancy.

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Skipwith Common at Skipwith near York.

Bike Route: A ride with autumn at its best

I picked a perfect day for this week’s column – the sun was shining, there was no wind, and I was riding on almost exclusively dry roads.

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Roche Abbey

Bike Route: Beauty hidden in a quiet corner

After taking a spin on my mountain bike for last week’s column, I was back on my trusty road bike this time around and exploring a corridor of South Yorkshire countryside nestled between the M18 and A1.

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Brian Cookson, the former president of the International Cycling Union

Innovative Cookson was architect of his own downfall

Brian Cookson has suggested the Cycling Independent Reform Commission he created in 2013 could have led to the failure of his bid for re-election as president of the UCI.

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Man in yellow: Britain's Chris Froome.

Short cut for Chris Froome in bid for more Tour de France glory

Briton Chris Froome’s bid for a fifth Tour de France title will come on the shortest route of the 21st century and see a return to Alpe-d’Huez.

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Katy Marchant.

Cycling: Olympic ace Katy Marchant all set for European test

MANY OLYMPIANS will tell you just how real the post-Games blues are – and Katy Marchant is no exception.

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Katy Marchant.

Cycling: Katy Marchant makes GB selection

Great Britain have named four Olympic medallists in the squad for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series in Poland next month – including Leeds’ Katy Marchant.

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Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com - 20/042016 - Cycling. Richard Bye of Ilkley West Yorkshire - founder of clothing brand Fat Lad at the Back copyright picture - Simon Wilkinson

In defence of Middle Aged Men in Lycra

They are often the butt of the joke but Ilkley-based Fat Lad at the Back clothing company founder Richard Bye is proud to be known as a Middle Aged Man in Lycra.

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Road rage plumber pulled triathlete from her bike

Road rage plumber pulled triathlete from her bike

A Yorkshire motorist who was undertaken by a semi-professional triathlete as she swerved while cycling pulled her off her bicycle in rage, a court heard.

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Bike route: Wet and tiring uphill challenge

Bike route: Wet and tiring uphill challenge

I took a trip to Wakefield this week to sample the countryside which lies to the south-east of the city.

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Fewston Reservoir by 

Adam Dodson from Leeds

Bike route: It was back to the beautiful hills

After a relatively gentle ride last week I thought I’d better return to more hillier terrain this time around.

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Cyclist Liam Wilton rides past the Cow and Calf, Ilkley..28th September 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

County in cycle ‘champions league’

Yorkshire has now reached the “Champions League” of cycling, tourism leaders have said, as the host towns and cities are revealed for the region’s premier road race.

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Four new host towns revealed for Tour de Yorkshire 2018

It's good news if you live in Richmond, Ilkley, Barnsley or Halifax.
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